Thursday, September 10, 2009

Goeckel's Dancers

Since my husband and I are ballroom dancers, I am always on the lookout for dancers to stitch. There are very few interesting commercial designs so I have done a couple of my own. I stitched this piece several years ago. It is adapted from a Goeckel print. It was fun to figure out! I did not want to use a lot of decorative stitches as I thought it would take away from the design, so it is all Basketweave except for the brightly colored rectangles and the Backstitched lines of the background. It is mostly floss but I did use 3 different metallics (Kreinik).


Love to Stitch 99 said...

That is such an interesting and modern design.

I love what you have done with it. Quite nice :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of this artist before, so I had to go find more pictures. Very good adaptation!! I like the hint of the dancers, so your imagination takes over to fill it in. Thank you for introducing us to a new artist.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is wonderful!! Very interesting with the "hint" of the dancers.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, I love what you did with it. Sure wish is was a commercial design. One of my nieces and her husband are dancers too. They have done quite well at national competitions and I would love to stitch it for them.

I may have to find something and adapt it as well. Such inspiration you have provided. Thanks.